$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship
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$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship
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Jattin Tops Day 2 of Record Breaking $25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship; Kanit and Benger Among Big Stacks

[user38873] • Nível 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Day 2 Chip Leader Farid Jattin
Day 2 Chip Leader Farid Jattin

Day 2 of the record-breaking $25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship as part of the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has come to an end with just 207 players still in contention. Even before the cards got into the air at noon, the field had reached four-figures and another 26 hopefuls jumped in.

That created a field of 1,039 entries and monster prize pool of $26,455,500, making it one of the biggest events ever. The top 181 spots will take home a portion of that and a Bahamian flag for their Hendon Mob profiles. The winner can look forward to a life-changing payday of $5.1 million, which includes $1 million added by PokerStars. While the money spots were not reached throughout the eight 60-minute levels on Day 2, the bubble won't be far off when the action resumes for Day 3.

Leading the survivors into Day 3 will be Farid Jattin with 921,000. The high roller regular from Colombia edged past a trio of familiar faces in the final level of the night with Mustapha Kanit (888,000), Griffin Benger (885,000) and Julien Martini (832,000) hot on his heels. Jattin is certainly no unknown at the international poker tables — the regular on the European Poker Tour and Latin American Poker Tour has already racked up nearly $3 million in live cashes.

Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

Martini continually increased his stack throughout the day and sent 2005 EPT Copenhagen champion Noah Boeken to the rail when flopping top two pair with eight-nine suited against the bottom pair and nut flush draw of the Dutchman. Kanit spent most of his day on the secondary feature table and Benger built up his stack without showdown in the final level of the night when taking on Sven McDermott twice.

Among the players that made the most of their late entry before the start of Day 2 were Brandon Adams and Ramin Hajiyev. Especially Hajiyev got involved in many big pots, making waves early on and ascending to the top mid-way through the day when he called the shove of Fox with ace-jack for flopped top pair and held against a king-high flush draw. Adams advanced to Day 3 with very respectable 731,000 and Hajiyev follows not far behind with 720,000.

Several Platinum Pass winners also bagged and tagged for the night, and Frenchman Alexandre De Zutter tops them all with 700,000. In the last break of the night, De Zutter had far less than that with just 250,000 and ran hot in the final two hours of the night. He admitted that he got lucky in one particular hand where he went runner-runner to beat a flopped nut flush with a full house before dropping a few chips at the very end of the day.

Alexandre_De_Zutter
Alexandre De Zutter

Other big stacks and notables include Athanasios Polychonopoulos (797,000), Martins Adeniya (748,000), start-of-the-day chip leader Talal Shakerchi (691,000), Ryan Olisar (650,000), Patrick "Iregption" Tardif (633,000), Kristen Bicknell (631,000), Dan O'Brien (622,000), Christoph Vogelsang (483,000) and Ryan Riess (354,000) to name just a few. Two players will represent the red spade on the third day in Benjamin Spragg (118,000) and Celina Lin (12,000).

With more than 700 players returning to their seats in the ballroom of the Atlantis Resort, many hopes were crushed and big names fell along the way. Phil Hellmuth lost a race with pocket tens against the ace-queen of John Andress on the feature table and defending PCA Main Event champion Maria Lampropulos was coolered with the flopped second nuts against the nut straight of Theo Da Cruz Lima.

Team PokerStars suffered heavy losses on Day 2, as Lex Veldhuis and Kevin Martin were ousted in the first level of the day, Team Pro Jen Shahade and Team Online's Randy Lew followed soon after. Aditya Agarwal, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Chris Moneymaker, Jake Cody and Jason Somerville all bowed out before bagging and tagging. The dream of Jaime Staples to make a deep run ended in the final level of the night when his pocket jacks were outflopped by Marvin Rettenmaier's ace-jack.

Jaime_Staples
Jaime Staples

By then, popular Platinum Pass winners Joey Ingram, Kevin "Kevmath" Mathers, Linda Johnson and other big names such as Justin Bonomo, Stephen Chidwick, Mike Watson, UFC's Bruce Buffer, Alex Foxen, Jason and Natasha Mercier were just a few victims of the fast-paced action of the day.

The $25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship will continue with Day 3 on Tuesday at noon local time with blinds of 4,000/8,000 and a big blind ante of 8,000. The money bubble is expected to burst in the first few levels of the day and once the money has been reached, the 30-second clock comes into play.

As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all you need to know about one of the biggest poker events to date.

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Ajay ChabraUnited States317,00040
12Ben HeathUnited Kingdom200,00025
13Fabiano KovalskiBrazil196,00025
14Ajay GnanasambanthanUnited States83,00010
15Andrey KotelnikovRussia610,00076
16Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic239,00030
17Diogo VeigaPortugal218,00027
18Scott BaumsteinUnited States479,00060
      
21Robert MizrachiUnited States208,00026
22Dan ShakUnited States451,00056
23Pavel VekslerUkraine476,00060
24Ori KossonogiUnited States335,00042
25Oscar Hilario QuijadaArgentina306,00038
26Jake SchwartzUnited States211,00026
27Evan MathisUnited States253,00032
28Georgios KarakousisGreece89,00011
      
31Mario HoflerAustria66,0008
32Rui FerreiraPortugal460,00058
33David ParedesUnited States350,00044
34Joaquin SanchezSpain140,00018
35Georgios ChristouCyprus64,0008
36Marius GierseGermany363,00045
37Goran MandicCroatia275,00034
38Helio NevesBrazil584,00073
      
41Ivaylo SivinovBulgaria185,00023
42Dan O'BrienUnited States622,00078
43Peter BrankinUnited Kingdom112,00014
44Bryan PiccioliUnited States268,00034
45David KeyUnited States95,00012
46Luiz DuarteBrazil216,00027
47Patrick Tien Min Lynn LiangBrazil209,00026
48Duff CharetteCanada201,00025
      
51Haoxiang WangChina102,00013
52Victor NicolatoBrazil359,00045
53Shyam SrinivasanCanada151,00019
54Tracey GuiceUnited States256,00032
55Jussi NevanlinnaFinland478,00060
56Edward SebestaUnited States355,00044
57Ramon ColillasSpain635,00079
58Athanasios PolychronopoulosUnited States797,000100
      
61Alexandre De ZutterFrance700,00088
62Tim ReillyUnited States274,00034
63Matt AffleckUnited States230,00029
64Upeshka De SilvaUnited States435,00054
65Nikita LebedevRussia446,00056
66Matthew WantmanUnited States171,00021
67Ariel CelestinoBrazil431,00054
68Felipe OlivieriArgentina694,00087
      
71Felipe MeisterBrazil159,00020
72Stian Kulseth UstadNorway132,00017
73Jeremie SardaFrance208,00026
74Brock WilsonUnited States77,00010
75Atanas Georgiev PavlovBulgaria499,00062
76Jeffrey SluzinskiUnited States213,00027
77Damien Le GoffFrance437,00055
78Joep RaemaekersNetherlands109,00014
      
81Jason KoonceUnited States214,00027
82Ana MarquezSpain92,00012
83Brandon WelterUnited States127,00016
84Thiago NishijimaBrazil230,00029
85Richard SeymourUnited States280,00035
86Sven McDermottIreland139,50017
87Kyle ChangCanada332,00042
88Talal ShakerchiUnited Kingdom691,00086
      
91Derik LiUnited States378,00047
92Andrea BenelliItaly237,00030
93Victor Zabukas BegaraBrazil360,00045
94Benjamin SpraggUnited Kingdom118,00015
95Markus DurneggerAustria116,00015
96Marc RiveraPhilippines230,00029
97Kristen BicknellCanada631,00079
98Yan LiChina299,00037
      
101Sam GreenwoodCanada214,00027
102Mario SilvestriUnited States410,00051
103Jack SalterUnited Kingdom285,00036
104Pedro ChavesBrazil230,00029
105Thiago CremaBrazil129,00016
106Thi Xoa NguyenFrance194,00024
107Adriano Dias MarquesBrazil177,00022
108Mustapha KanitItaly888,000111
      
111Tomas JozonisLithuania324,00041
112Dustin DirksenUnited States362,00045
113Christopher KennedyUnited States426,00053
114Paul MacneilCanada149,00019
115Anthony MaioUnited States189,00024
116Josh ReichardUnited States194,00024
117Benjamin PollakFrance299,00037
118Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom67,0008
      
121Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom259,00032
122Darren MillarIreland188,00024
123Andrei KurovRussia200,00025
124Sam SimmonsUnited States215,00027
125Yuka AsakaJapan109,00014
126Scott StewartUnited States186,00023
127Blair HinkleUnited States329,00041
128Samuel BernabeuSpain249,00031
      
131Adrian Echave SamuSpain698,00087
132Jose MontesUnited States549,00069
133Martins AdeniyaUnited Kingdom748,00094
134Luis FariaPortugal418,00052
135David MockUnited States170,00021
136Johan GirardFrance185,00023
137Ryan OlisarUnited States650,00081
138JC AlvaradoMexico105,00013
      
141Luke MarshUnited Kingdom630,00079
142Willliam Batista ArrudaBrazil34,0004
143Will FaillaUnited States280,00035
144Louis BoutinCanada198,00025
145Clifford EllefsonUnited States218,00027
146Justin TazelaarNetherlands317,00040
147Nacho BarberoArgentina325,00041
148Joao BarbosaPortugal191,00024
      
151Sean WinterUnited States279,00035
152John EspositoUnited States274,00034
153Parker TalbotCanada101,00013
154Rodrigo Marques CarmoPortugal111,00014
155Andrii GrynechkoCanada117,00015
156Russell CraneUnited States391,00049
157Yiannis LiperisUnited Kingdom402,00050
158Lawrence BayleyUnited Kingdom504,00063
      
161Samuel TsehaiCanada750,00094
162Omar Del PinoSpain545,00068
163Tony GreggUnited States301,00038
164Charles Alex-BartonUnited States115,10014
165Justin YoungUnited States207,00026
166Vladas TamasauskasLithuania119,00015
167Filipe OliveiraPortugal479,00060
168Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus156,00020
      
171Laurynas LevinskasLithuania117,00015
172Oleksandr LishchukUkraine103,00013
173Adrien DelmasFrance432,00054
174Robert HeidornGermany120,00015
175Erik Von BuxhoevedenAustria257,00032
176Tzai Wei PhuaSingapore515,00064
177Michael DietrichCanada151,00019
178Jack O'NeillUnited Kingdom283,00035
      
181Vlad TatuRomania343,00043
182Jimmy GuerreroFrance72,0009
183Marc PerraultCanada725,00091
184Brandon HallUnited States65,0008
185Bill PerkinsUnited States71,0009
186Toby LewisUnited Kingdom124,00016
187Mark RadojaCanada207,00026
      
191Corentin RopertFrance107,00013
192Jonathan WestUnited States438,00055
193Fabio FreitasBrazil88,00011
194Ricardo Calle RodriguezSpain45,0006
195Farid JattinUnited States921,000115
196Craig MasonUnited States106,00013
197Anton SulymkaUkraine118,00015
198ChrisJohnsonUnited States356,00045
      
201Nabil CardosoSpain146,00018
202Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium218,00027
203Jacqueline BurkhartUnited States285,00036
204Filippo FilardoItaly280,00035
205Alin GrasuRomania126,00016
206Christoph VogelsangGermany483,00060
207Alex KeatingUnited States221,00028
208Darren EliasUnited States411,00051
      
211Michael RobionekGermany311,00039
212Michel DattaniPortugal503,00063
213Jared PalmerUnited States253,00032
214Taylor BlackUnited States140,00018
215Franz DitzGermany200,00025
216Sosia JiangNew Zealand489,00061
217Dariusz PaszkiewiczPoland325,00041
218Felix SchneidersGermany181,00023
      
221[Removed:172]Germany184,00023
222Pierre CalamusaFrance111,00014
223Daniel WilsonIreland185,00023
224Luc GreenwoodCanada356,00045
225Paul LeckeyUnited Kingdom108,00014
226Tianle WangChina524,00066
227Rui SousaPortugal590,00074
228Samuel Gonzalez Mohino GomezSpain118,00015
      
231Martin RausCanada142,00018
232Ramin HajiyevAzerbaijan720,00090
233Murilo Souza FigueredoBrazil156,00020
234Patrick TardifCanada633,00079
235Kelvin KerberBrazil316,00040
236Luigi KnoppersNetherlands369,00046
237Joshua MillerUnited States93,00012
238Julien MartiniFrance832,000104
      
241Esteban GarciaUnited States138,00017
242Bart LybaertBelgium285,00036
243David BenefieldUnited States135,00017
244Victor RamdinUnited States117,00015
245Leo FernandezArgentina207,00026
246Michael DixUnited States429,00054
247Dylan LindeUnited States147,00018
248Christian HarderUnited States122,00015
      
251Kane KalasUnited States119,00015
252Juan Ollero VidalSpain165,00021
253Florian DutaRomania193,00024
254Ryan RiessUnited States354,00044
255Artemii BorisovRussia73,0009
256Hugh DrummondCanada303,00038
257Frank KasselaUnited States267,00033
258Andjelko AndrejevicUnited States312,00039
      
261Warren SheavesUnited States249,00031
262Brandon AdamsUnited States731,00091
263Celina LinChina12,0002
264Joey CoudenUnited States641,00080
265Griffin BengerCanada885,000111
266Andrew GrahamUnited States272,00034
267Max GreenwoodCanada301,00038
268Marvin RettenmaierGermany304,00038

Tags: Alexandre de ZutterBenjamin SpraggBrandon AdamsBruce BufferCelina LinChris MoneymakerElio FoxFarid JattinFatima Moreira De MeloGriffin BengerJaime StaplesJake CodyJason SomervilleJennifer ShahadeJoey IngramJulien MartiniJustin BonomoKevin MartinKristen BicknellLex VeldhuisLinda JohnsonMaria LampropulosMustapha KanitNoah BoekenPhil HellmuthPlatinum PassPokerStars Caribbean AdventureRamin HajiyevRandy LewRyan OlisarRyan RiessStephen ChidwickTalal Shakerchi

End-of-Day 2 Counts (Completo)

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Farid Jattin co 921,000 21,000
Mustapha Kanit it 888,000 -12,000
Griffin Benger ca 885,000 28,000
Julien Martini fr 832,000 62,000
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us 797,000 245,500
Samuel Tsehai ca 750,000 340,000
Martins Adeniya gb 748,000 194,000
Brandon Adams us 731,000 -19,000
Marc Perrault ca 725,000 205,000
Ramin Hajiyev az 720,000 50,000
Alexandre De Zutter fr 700,000 -180,000
Adrian Echave Samu ES 698,000 603,400
Felipe Olivieri ar 694,000 42,000
Talal Shakerchi gb 691,000 246,000
Ryan Olisar us 650,000 10,000
Joey Couden us 641,000 491,000
Ramon Colillas es 635,000 235,000
Patrick Tardif ca 633,000 317,000
Kristen Bicknell ca 631,000 291,000
Luke Marsh gb 630,000 582,900
Dan O'Brien us 622,000 167,000
Andrey Kotelnikov ru 610,000 300,000
Rui Sousa pt 590,000 524,400
Helio Neves br 584,000 389,500
Jose Montes us 549,000 309,000

Leia tudo

Speranza Out in Last Hand of the Day

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Gianluca Speranza shoved all in for around 136,000 from the small blind and his opponent in the big blind called.

Gianluca Speranza: {k-Spades}{3-Spades}
Big Blind: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for Speranza to not get any help of the board and be eliminated in the last hand of the night.

Gianluca Speranza it Eliminado

Tags: Gianluca Speranza

Ferreira Cracks Aces

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Just after the last hands of the night were announced, Rui Ferreira and Samuel Gonzalez Mohino Gomez got into a raising war and the latter ended up being the one to move all in. Ferreira called it off to put himself at risk for the following showdown.

Rui Ferreira: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}
Samuel Gonzalez Mohino Gomez: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}

The {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop was some magic for Ferreira, who improved to the nut flush. After the {2-Clubs} turn, the massive double was secured and the {7-Spades} river represented a mere formality.

While Ferreira jumped to an impressive stack thanks to that double, it is just shy of half of Farid Jattin's monster stack on the same table and the Colombian battles with Mustapha Kanit for the overnight chip lead.

Farid Jattin co 900,000 630,000
Mustapha Kanit it 900,000 57,000
Rui Ferreira pt 460,000 265,000
Samuel Gonzalez Mohino Gomez ES 100,000 51,900

Tags: Farid JattinMustapha KanitRui FerreiraSamuel Gonzalez Mohino Gomez

Last Three Hands

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According to the screens there are 215 players remaining and they will play another three hands before bagging and tagging.

Heath Flops a Boat

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Ben Heath jammed for 97,000 on the button and Vladas Tamasauskas carefully checked his stack before making the call out of the big blind.

Ben Heath: {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}
Vladas Tamasauskas: {A-Clubs}{7-Spades}

"I am all in," Heath indicated to nearby Jack Salter, who jumped over and immediately said "oh, you even have the jack of clubs." Sure enough, the flop rolled off {J-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs} to give Heath a full house. The {K-Clubs} turn and {7-Hearts} river were a mere formality.

Ben Heath gb 210,000 85,000
Vladas Tamasauskas lt 90,000 24,300

Tags: Ben HeathJack SalterVladas Tamasauskas

Benger Looking for the Lead

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The action folded around to Sven McDermott in the small blind who just limped in. Griffin Benger checked his option in the big blind and the two players saw a flop of {k-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. McDermott led out for 8,000 and Benger made the call.

The turn brought the {k-Diamonds} and McDermott made another small bet of 9,000. Benger still called and the {5-Clubs} completed the board. McDermott tossed in a bet of 15,000 and Benger bumped it up to 52,000. McDermott instantly mucked his cards and Benger raked in another pot to close in on the chip lead.

Griffin Benger ca 857,000 107,000
Sven McDermott ie 124,000 -26,000

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Always a Sweat

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Marc-Andre Ladouceur moved all in from early position and was called by Will Failla out of the blinds.

Ladouceur had the {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and faced the {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} of Failla. The {Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop all but sealed the fate of Ladouceur, but he had backdoor diamonds or aces as outs. The {9-Diamonds} turn was indeed a sweat, but the {2-Clubs} river bricked off.

Will Failla us 300,000 60,000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca Eliminado

Tags: Marc Andre LadouceurWill Failla